If, like us, you secretly labour under the assumption that it’ll never be as good as that bit of the late 70s when the big bang between jazz, funk and disco gave us shooting stars like Dexter Wansel’s ‘Life On Mars’ and Atmosfear’s ‘Dancing in outer space’, this latest Rocafort 12″ is the potential soundtrack to your sunny season.
Kokoro Disco-San are an experienced trio of musicians and producers from Barcelona who have clearly been studying the moods and variations of the nu-disco breeze. Coming at you like a warm scirocco from tropical climes, Isla Fantasia has all the hallmarks of a Joey Negro/MAW production waiting to happen. Peppy 4-to-the-floor beats per minutes that rise and fall in all the right places, catchy synth riffs, echoey Brazil-inspired Backing vocals that just make you want to levitate somewhere between Rio de Janeiro and Ibiza.
The B side, Sonic Feeling, is equally thrilling with its driving bassline somewhere between Brothers Johnson, Azymuth and the Players Association, plus tons of those disco whizz, fizz, bangs that frankly just make you want to smile a lot after a few drinks.
No summer cocktail party should be attended without this crashing in at around midnight to get the foot action started.
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